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January 05, 2021

Obituary

Mack Corcoran

June 24, 1929 - January 02, 2021

Mack Corcoran, age 91 and of Bogalusa La., passed away on Saturday, January 2nd 2021  in Baton Rouge, La.

Mack was the former co-owner and manager of Modern Finance Co for 40 years before his retirement in 2011.  Mack was involved in the finance industry for over 50 years, working with Home Finance Co and CIT Financial before joining Modern Finance.

Mack was involved in many civic organizations, both locally and statewide.  He was a longtime member of the Bogalusa Lions Club and Bogalusa Country Club, serving in many leadership positions over the years.  Mack took great pride in helping others through his work with Modern Finance and his volunteerism.

Mack was born in Marlow, Oklahoma on June 24, 1929 to John M. and Geranah (Jerry) Corcoran.  He attended college in Edmond, Oklahoma before serving 2 years as a corporal in the Army at Ft. Polk, La. After his discharge, Mack attended Oklahoma University in Oklahoma City, OK.

Mack met Barbara while stationed at Ft. Polk marrying in 1952.  Mack and Barbara moved to Bogalusa shortly after marrying as Mack was transferred with Home Finance Co to Bogalusa.  Mack and Barbara had resided in Bogalusa until recently where they have been living with daughter Paige in Baton Rouge, both recovering from recent health challenges.

Mack and Barbara have so appreciated all of the calls, letters and cards inquiring on their wellbeing.

Mack was a wonderful father and husband.  He was very close with his family, always making sure his children were safe and on track in life.  He was the perfect role model for his children and grandchildren. Mack was very social and enjoyed many long lasting friendships, which he treasured. Mack looked forwarded to his monthly Lions Club meetings. He enjoyed playing golf with his Wednesday afternoon buddies back in the day, traveling when he could get away from the office.  Mack had fond memories of a whirlwind trip to Europe with his Son Michael back in the 90’s.  Hoping one day to visit his granddaughter Pamela who lives in Dubai with her husband Piotr.  He enjoyed spending time with Bobbie at the Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis, meeting friends and gambling. Mack and Barbara visited their daughter Paige often in Baton Rouge. They looked forward to a yearly Kentucky Derby party held by a close neighbor of Paige’s. More recently, Mack and Barbara have been busy keeping up with happenings of their four great- granddaughters, with a fifth great-granddaughter on the way this Spring, all living in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Mack is survived by his wife of 68 years, Barbara Lynn (Bobbie) of Baton Rouge, La. His daughter, Monica Corcoran Baham and husband Randy of Castle Rock, CO.  Grandchildren, Ryan Baham and wife Diana and Great Granddaughters, Hannah and Eleanor; Rachel Baham Harder and husband Thomas and Great-Granddaughters Harley and Delta; Jordan Baham and wife Shannon all live in Castle Rock, CO. Daughter Paige Ann Corcoran of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Son Michael Corcoran and  wife Jan of Miami, Florida; granddaughter Pamela Corcoran Stepien and husband Piotr of Dubai, UAE. A half sister, Alma B. Baird of Shreveport, La.

Services celebrating his life will be held at Poole-Ritchie Funeral Home & Crematory in Bogalusa, LA on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until the funeral service begins at 1:00 p.m. Interment to follow at Hillview Memorial Gardens. Military Graveside Rites will be performed by the American Legion Magic City Post #24

The Family would like to thank all of those who have extended their sympathies and condolences and the wonderful friends and neighbors who have assisted Mack and Barbara while they have been away.

In lieu of flowers, donation can be made be made in Mack’s honor to the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation, 2020 Gravier St., Suite-B, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112. Phone 504 -525-7235.

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